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Nerds in the Kitchen: Making Lucy Knisley's Chai Tea

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Chicago winters are a very resilient disease. All of the symptoms disappear and then BAM; you have an outbreak of blustery wind and freezing rain. It is nice to have more excuses to stay inside and read comics on a Friday night, and also make chai tea from a recipe found in a graphic novel. That narrows down the list of books right away, but in this case the recipe is from fellow Chi-town resident Lucy Knisley's collection Make Yourself Happy. If you aren't familiar with this up and coming writer / artist, you can check out her webcomic series titled Stop Paying Attention. She also contributed to Marvel's recent Girl Comics anthology (her story is in the first issue and features an adorable Doc Oc). I first became familiar with Knisley's work when she chronicled her attempt at a cleansing diet in "The Fast" which was linked on BoingBoing, and it's also collected in Make Yourself Happy. Her numerous nerdy references and self-deprecating humor make her work…